I tol' you, 'Min' George because he's such a nicefella an' good to you.' But you don't never take no care. You do badthings.
I tried, Aunt Clara, ma'am. I tried and tried. I couldn't help it.
You never give a thought to George, he been doin' nice things for you alla time. When he got a piece of pie you always got half or more'n half. An' if they was any ketchup, why he'd give it all to you.
"I know, I tried, Aunt Clara, ma'am. I tried and tried..."
All the time he coulda had such a good time if it wasn't for you. He woulda took his pay an' raised heak in a girl house, and he coulda set in a pool room an' played snooker. But he got to take care of you.
I know, Aunt Clara, ma'am. I'll go right off in the hills an' I'll fin' a cave an' I'll live there so I won't be no more trouble to George."
From out of Lennie's head there came a little fat oldwoman. She was starched and clean. She stood in front of Lennie and put her hands on her hips, and she frowned disapprovingly at him.
You jus' say that, you're always sayin' that, an' you know son of a gun well you ain't never gonna do it. You'll jus' stick around an' stew the b'Jesus outa George all the time.
I might jus' as well go away. George ain't gonna let me tend no rabbits now.
When she spoke, it was in Lennie's voice
Tend rabbits, you crazy guy. You ain't fit to lick the boots of no rabbit. You'd forget 'em and let 'em go hungry. That's what you'd do. An' then what would George think?
I would not forget!
Lennie kept telling her how bad he feels, and that he didn't mean to do all the bad things but, she kept telling him how he is a bad person.
He gonna leave you, ya crazy guy. He gonna leave ya all alone. He gonna leave ya, crazy guy.
He ain't, I tell ya he ain't. Oh! George- George- George!"
Aunt Clara continued to scold him.
Aunt Clara was gone, and from out of Lennie's head there came a gigantic rabbit. And it spoke in Lennie's voice too. Even though the rabbit was Lennie's comfort he made him feel bad too.
The rabbit kept making Lennie feel bad and scared. Poor Lennie kept crying, and yelling for George.